UK exports of fresh potatoes to Holland in January were 11 times higher than the three year average.
According to HM Revenue and Customs total fresh and processed (raw material equivalent) imports to the UK, from June 2010 to January 2011, reached 690,216 tonnes with 86 per cent originating from Holland and Belgium.
Exports of 218,771 tonnes left the UK from June 2010 to January 2011, with almost 80 per cent of this volume to Estonia, Spain and Holland.
Exports of fresh potatoes material to Holland, has been influenced by Russian demand, and reached 4,400 tonnes in January, which is 11 times higher than the average (400t) of same month for the last three years.
To find out more read the Potato Council's monthly Euro-potato report at www.potato.org.uk.